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Bridge
  • Assistant Professor - NCFS, Assistant Professor - Chemistry
  • Partnership I, Room 316D
  • (407)823-1263
  • cbridge@ucf.edu

Candice Bridge studied chemistry at Howard University and received an ACS certified B.S. degree in 2004. In 2007, she completed her doctoral research in analytical chemistry focusing on forensic sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF).   In 2008, she conducted her post-doctoral research at the Center for Research and Education of Optics and Lasers (CREOL) at the UCF. At CREOL, she continued pursuing her research in laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for the analysis of forensically related materials. After completing her post-doctoral research, she was hired to be a Chemistry Lecturer at Howard University in Washington, D.C. In 2009, she moved to Atlanta, GA after accepting a position as a Trace Evidence Examiner at the Defense Forensic Science Center (formerly the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Laboratory). For approximately 2 years she conducted forensic examinations in fire debris analysis and began pursuing explosive examinations. Afterwards, she moved to the Office of the Chief Scientist at the DFSC where for the following 3 years she was a project manager for research and development projects, the Humans Protections Administrator for human research projects within the Office of the Provost Marshall General, and the Educational Outreach Director for the Defense Forensics & Biometrics Agency. In 2014, Dr. Bridge accepted an Assistant Professor position at the University of Central Florida and the National Center for Forensic Science.

Research: Physical Evidence

1. M. Marić, C. Bridge. “Characterizing and Classifying Water-Based Lubricants using Direct Analysis in Real Time® – Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry”. Forensic Science International, 2016, Accepted.
2. E. Sisco, M. Najarro, C. Bridge, R. Aranda. ”Quantifying the Degradation of TNT and RDX in a Saline Environment with and without UV-Exposure”. Forensic Science International, 251, 124-131, 2015.
3. E. Sisco, J. Dake, C. Bridge. “Screening for trace explosives by AccuTOFTM-DART®: An in-depth validation study”. Forensic Science International, 232, 160-180, 2013
4. H. Swofford, S. Steffan, G. Warner, C. Bridge, M. Salyards. “Impact of Minutiae Quantity on the Behavior and Performance of Latent Print Examiners”. J. Forensic Identification, 63 (5), 571-591, 2013
5. H. Swofford, S. Steffan, G. Warner, C. Bridge, M. Salyards. “Inter- and Intra-Examiner Variation in the Detection of Friction Ridge Skin Minutiae”. J. Forensic Identification, 63 (5), 553-570, 2013
6. J. Martin, M. Baudelet, M. Weidman, M. Fisher, C. Bridge, C. Brown, M. Sigman, P.J. Dadigian, M. Richardson. “Stand-off detection of organic samples using filament-induced breakdown spectroscopy,” in Proc. of SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 2009, Vol 7306, 73060Z1-7
7. M. Weidman, M. Baudelet, M. Fisher, C. Bridge, C. Brown, M. Sigman, P.J. Dadigian, M. Richardson. “Molecular signal as a signature for detection of energetic materials in filament-induced breakdown spectroscopy,” in Proc. of SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 2009, Vol 7304, 73041G1-7
8. C.G. Brown, M. Baudelet, C. Bridge, M.K. Fisher, M. Sigman, P.J. Dadigian, M. Richardson. “Atmosphere Issues in Detection of Explosives and Organic Residues,” in Proc. of SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 2009, Vol. 7304, 73041D1-12
9. C. Bridge, J. Powell, K. Steele and M. Sigman. “Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Applications in Forensic Science: Comparative Glass Analysis”. Spectrochimica Acta Part B, 62(12), 1419-1425, 2007
10. C. Bridge, J. Powell, K. Steele, J. MacInnins and M. Sigman. “Characterization of Automobile Float Glass with Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Laser-Ablation Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)”. Applied Spectroscopy, 60(10), 1181-1187, 2006